Born to be a Warrior

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The Born to Be a Warrior Merit Scholarship – is pilot program beginning fall 2019 that will be awarded to eligible children of full-time Wayne State employees and will ensure all tuition and standard fees are covered for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Funding from this award will cover the gap between the full cost of tuition and standard fees (matriculation, registration and student service fees) minus federal grants, state scholarships and grants, WSU tuition benefits and other university scholarships and grants. 

Awards will begin in the fall 2019 semester. All incoming freshmen, transfer students and current undergraduates who meet the award requirements will be considered for this award.

To be eligible new students should apply for admission for the fall 2019 semester by May 1, 2019. All students must complete the Born to be a Warrior Merit Scholarship Application by August 1, 2019.

Award requirements

  • The scholarship is for undergraduates who do not have a bachelor's degree
  • To be eligible, a student must be the child or stepchild of a current full-time Wayne State University employee
  • Freshmen must have a 24 ACT or a 1160 SAT and a 3.5 High School GPA at the time of admission
  • Transfer students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA from their current college or university and must have a 24 ACT or 1160 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA at the time they graduated from high school.
  • This award is disbursed during the fall and winter semesters to students who attend full-time.
  • Current WSU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

To retain the award

This award is renewable for up to four years, with the option to apply for a fifth year, provided you are on track to graduate.

  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass at least 30 credits each academic year
  • Maintain full-time enrollment during the fall and winter semesters
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, your scholarship will terminate at that time

Complete the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2018 to be considered for all available funding. 

International students will also be considered for this award. Only citizens of the United States and eligible non-citizens need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for other available funding.

WSU Scholarship Policies

FAQs

What does the Born to be a Warrior scholarship cover?

Funding from this award will cover the full cost of tuition and standard fees (matriculation, registration and student service fees) minus federal grants, state scholarships and grants, dependent tuition benefits and other university scholarships and grants. 

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

This award is open to qualifying new and currently enrolled WSU undergraduates.

The student must be a child or stepchild of a current full-time Wayne State employee. The child does NOT have to be an IRS dependent of the WSU employee.

How do I apply?

Complete the 2019-20 Born to Be a Warrior Scholarship application form available on our forms website.

What is the deadline to apply for this award?

The deadline for new student admissions applications is May 1, 2019.

The deadline for the 2019-20 Born to Be a Warrior application and materials is August 1, 2019.

Transfer students: You must request that your final high school transcript and test scores be sent to the WSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We must receive these materials by the August 1, 2019 deadline.

How do I request my ACT or SAT test scores?

To request SAT scores review the information and follow the instructions on the College Board website. Submit your SAT score using the WSU code 1898.  

To request ACT scores review the information and follow the instruction on the ACT website. Submit your ACT score using the WSU code 2064.

Where do I have my High School Transcripts sent?

Submit copies of all transcripts to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Wayne State University
P.O. Box 02759
Detroit, MI 48202

You also may be able to order your transcripts online.

Do I have to be enrolled full-time in the fall and winter semesters in order to qualify for this scholarship?

This award will be disbursed only during the fall and winter semesters to undergraduates who are enrolled at least full-time (12 credit hours). Reminder: You must pass at least 30 credits each academic year to retain this award.

What if my parent leaves WSU?

Once you have been awarded you may continue to receive this scholarship if you meet other requirements, even though your parent may no longer be employed at WSU.